Blasts Rock Beirut, Killing Dozens and Wounding Thousands

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The blasts came within seconds of each other. First, an explosion in Beirut’s port, possibly from a fireworks warehouse, sent a plume of smoke billowing over the…

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More U.S. Troops Will Leave Afghanistan Before the Election, Trump Says

The president’s decision to move from 8,600 to about 5,000 troops was the Pentagon’s preferred option of those proposed, defense officials said. The effect of the coronavirus pandemic has already…

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‘I Am Scared’: Italian Sex Workers Face Poverty and Illness in the Pandemic

Last month, Antonio Guadagnini, a Conservative councilor in the Veneto region, said reopening brothels — illegal in Italy since 1958 — and regulating prostitution would protect society. In Sicily, Ruggero…

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Trump’s Syria Sanctions ‘Cannot Solve the Problem,’ Critics Say

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has embarked on its toughest round of economic sanctions against Syria, intending to break President Bashar al-Assad’s reign over the country and stop a civil…

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Video Shows Plane Spotting SOS Signal From Stranded Sailors

Three sailors drew SOS in the sand after their boat drifted off course among the hundreds of islands of Micronesia. Their decision saved their lives. Source link

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